Advocacy Manager, Girl Powered Nutrition


Hours: 35 p/week
Contract type: Fixed Term (*12 months)
Salary: £32,381.00 p/a
Location: London Office, NW3

Closing Date: 28 March 2019 (12:00pm GMT)

About Us:

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing.

This role operates within the context of a volunteer led global charitable organisation with 150 Member Organisations.

Programme Background

Girls are disproportionately affected by poor nutrition. Ensuring that girls have good knowledge about nutrition can help to stop malnutrition continuing from one generation to the next. Our vision is that healthy and well-nourished girls are able to reach their full potential and are empowered to take actions to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition. Our programme, Girl Powered Nutrition (GPN), is being delivered in partnership with WAGGGS Member Organisations in Madagascar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

The GPN programme promotes girl led change through an educational badge for girls aged 6-19, community action and national and global advocacy campaigns.

The programme started August 2017 and will end April 2020.

About the Role:

We are looking for an Advocacy Manager who will lead on the delivery and scale-up of the advocacy and community action strategy for the WAGGGS Girl Powered Nutrition Programme that started in 2017 through meaningful engagement with WAGGGS’ national Member Organisations (MOs).

This role will involve working closely with the Girl Powered Nutrition team, including Global Programmes Manager, Country Project Managers and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. The main purpose is to deliver the advocacy component of the programme, but the role may also include support to colleagues in the Advocacy and External Relations team on a diverse range of initiatives.

About You:

As the successful candidate you will have significant experience in designing and delivery of advocacy strategies. You will have experience of undertaking project management as you will be responsible for scoping the advocacy objectives within the nutrition programme, undertaking research, developing the project work plan, ensuring it implementation, tracking and reporting on process.

You will have a great track record of building, maintaining effective internal and external relationships, developing cross-functional working with staff and volunteers in the UK and internationally.

It is essential that you can demonstrate experience of business reporting to senior level stakeholders and have excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills together.

What you can expect from us

  • 26 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • 5% Generous Matched Pension Contribution
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assisted Programme (EAP)

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please download the recruitment pack and submit your cover letter & CV online via our recruitment portal.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time frame.

A Note for Recruitment Agencies:

We prefer to hire people directly and have a preferred supplier list in place. We will be in touch if we need you.

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